Six Reasons Why You Should Drink Green Tea

| 02/01/2017 | 0 Comments More

Green tea doesn’t only taste good, it also has a number of health benefits. Here are 6 great reasons why I’ve incorporated this delicious drink in my diet and why you should too.

1. Boosting Your Metabolism

Green tea contains properties that can help to increase your metabolism and burn fat in the short term.  This means that, together with healthy eating and an active lifestyle, green tea can help you try and lose weight.


2. Full of Antioxidants

We all need a daily intake of antioxidants to help cleanse our bodies.  Thanks to its gentle fermentation process, green tea is rich in natural antioxidants and flavonoids that kill free radicals that damage our cells.

3. It Can Be Good For Your Teeth!

The compounds contained in green tea kill bacteria found in the mouth, stopping them from attacking your teeth.  In this way, green tea helps to prevent cavities and gum disease, as well as decreasing the chances of inflammation.

4. It Can Help to Lower Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Green tea can also look after your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  It helps to keep the levels of sugar in the blood stable, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure thanks to catechins (a type of antioxidant).

5. It Helps to Give You Better Breath

According to a study, green tea kills microbes that are responsible for bad breath.  Apparently green tea beats mints, chewing gum and even parsley-seed oil at improving the smell of your breath.

6. It Helps You Relax

Green tea can also have a calming effect on your mind.  Theanine, an amino acid found in green tea leaves, helps you relax and keep stress at bay.  According to researchers, theanine also helps to reduce anxiety, a great drink to have just before bedtime.

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